A Teleconference call on “Smart cities Mission 2015” was organized by AmCham’s Smart Cities & Infrastructure committee on July 16. The call was held at the request of the committee members to know the status of Government-to-Government level consultations taking place in the three cities of Vizag, Allahabad and Ajmer.US Government participants from FCS, Mr. John McCaslin, Minister Counsellor, and USTDA Regional Director, Mr. Henry Steingass, updated the participating US private sector companies on their recent discussions and follow up developments post the signing of the three MOUs between the States of Telengana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. The roles of various agencies involved in multiple stages of developments was discussed. A walk- through of the recently launched Smart Cities mission was also provided by Shivani Raina, Program Director, AmCham India and members queries on the various aspects of the Mission were addressed as appropriate. The participating companies included IBM, UTC, CISCO, UL, Corning, HP,AECOM, Ch2m Hill etc.
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